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2008-09-19 00:00:26

By David Wilcock The South West will miss its renewable energy targets unless there is a "massive" and speedy change in the attitude of the Government and councils, according to a new report. A target of having 15 per cent of energy used in the region sourced from renewable sources by 2020 has been set by the Government and the European Union. However, a report from green energy agency Regen SW says without drastic changes, the South West will achieve a target of "less than 5 per cent"....

2008-09-16 12:00:44

Iberdrola's UK-based subsidiary ScottishPower has created a plan to liquefy CO2 emissions and store it in a rock formation beneath the North Sea, The Times has reported. The electricity utility is hoping to win a competition that calls for the construction of a power plant with CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technology, and is pitching its plans to the British government. Nick Horler, ScottishPower's CEO was quoted by The Times as saying that the company has identified a rock formation in...

2008-09-15 12:00:30

HOUSTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Babcock & Brown, a leader in wind energy development, operation and maintenance, today announced the closing of financing and commencement of construction of its 79.5 megawatt (MW) Majestic Wind Farm near Panhandle, Texas, northeast of Amarillo. The project is expected to finish construction and reach full commercial operation before the end of 2008. Babcock & Brown was a leading supporter of designation of the Central Panhandle Region as a...

2008-09-15 00:00:00

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/1367ce/analyzing_wind_pow) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Wind Power in New Zealand" report to their offering. As of early 2008, wind power in New Zealand has an installed capacity of 321 MW, nearly double the 2006 capacity. Wind power now provides enough electricity to meet the needs of 145,000 New Zealand households, and supplies approximately 2.5% of the country's electricity demand. A further 172.6 MW of...

2008-09-15 00:00:28

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fbff9f/analyzing_green_el) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Green Electricity in Australia" report to their offering. Green energy is a term used to describe sources of energy that are considered to be environmentally friendly and non-polluting. These sources of energy may provide a remedy to the systemic effects of global warming and certain forms of pollution. Green energy is commonly thought of in the...

2008-09-09 09:00:44

Green Star Alternative Energy has announced the development of a new wind energy project in Serbia. The 20MW Belo Blato wind farm will be the initial phase of a 300MW development plan. It is reported that Green Star is acquiring alternative energy development and power trading company Notos to become Serbia's first wind power developer. Green Star expects the Belo Blato project to come online by the second quarter of 2009. Green Star has reported that the Belo Blato wind energy project is...

2008-09-03 18:00:00

By Sion Barry A DUTCH renewable energy venture has revealed plans for a wind farm development in Pembroke shire. Infinergy has set up an office in the Technium building at Cleddau Reach in Milford Haven and plans to construct and operate an onshore four-turbine 10 megawatt wind farm, to be known as Wear Point Wind Farm, on a brown field site at Wear Point, just west of Hazel beach. The company is a full subsidiary of KDE, a Dutch renewable energy business which develops, constructs...

2008-08-29 09:00:56

Australia-based AGL Energy has sold its 71MW Hallett-2 wind farm to the Energy Infrastructure Trust managed by ANZ Infrastructure Services in a transaction that will see AGL retain all renewable energy certificates, electricity output and asset naming rights until 2035. Using a transaction structure similar to AGL's December 2006 sale of the Hallett-1 wind farm, Energy Infrastructure Trust (EIT) will acquire Hallett-2 and fund all remaining development and construction costs. EIT will own...

2008-08-26 12:01:21

HOUSTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Wind Energy LLC (Horizon), a leading wind project developer, owner, and operator, owned by EDP Renovaveis, has just opened the doors to its new office located in Overland Park, Kansas. Horizon is currently constructing the 201 megawatt (MW) Meridian Way Wind Farm in Concordia, Kansas, and has hundreds of megawatts under development across the state. Kansas ranks number 12 in wind power in the United States with less than 400 MWs installed, but will...

2008-08-25 06:01:01

The sunny predictions that came from this week's National Clean Energy Summit at UNLV largely ignored the dark clouds hovering above the Cox Pavilion. (No, they didn't come from a coal-fired power plant.) They represented the handful of environmental extremist groups that are all for a renewable revolution, as long as it doesn't involve the construction of wind turbines (they might kill birds), solar power arrays (they take up too much land and displace threatened bugs and rodents) or...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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